SESSION 4

Monday, 22 May 2017 (14:00-18:30)


CBRNE POLICIES, INTERNATIONAL LEGAL AND ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK

Description

CBRNE is a multidiscipline field, which requires a high level of commitment from law and policy makers to define sound political and legal instruments to effectively deal with the subject. The “old” threat represented by the military use of chemical, biological, radiological/nuclear agents has rapidly evolved due to a constantly changing world, compounded by cyber-related issues as well as technological and dual-use implications. Moreover, to guarantee the rapid movement of people and goods worldwide, there is a clear need for strong and easily applicable legal regimes. At the same time, CBRNE and Cyber threats have to be examined carefully from the economical perspective, since many assets may be the target of CBRNE or Cyber attack. Moreover, economic investigations represent a useful tool, and can provide additional information related to the illicit trade of CBRNE materials worldwide.

The session is aimed at bringing together researchers and experts in the following fields: 

  • International legal frameworks governing CBRNE: gaps and opportunities
  • Non-proliferation and disarmament regimes
  • Economic analysis of CBRNE events
  • International legal framework governing Cyber related issues: gaps and opportunities
  • Economic analysis of Cyber threats

CHAIRMAN

Ralph Trapp

International Disarmament Consultant, Chessenaz (France)


CO-CHAIRMAN

Donato Morea

Adj. Professor at the Department of Enterprise, University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy)


CO-CHAIRMAN

Matteo E. Bonfanti

ETH Zürich, Senior Researcher at the Center for Security Studies (Switzerland)


SESSION OPEN

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Oral Presentations

SPEAKER

TITLE


Ralph Trapp (Invited Speaker)

International Disarmament Consultant, Chessenaz (France)

Title TBD


Donato Morea

Adj. Professor at the Department of Enterprise, University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy)

Economic impact of biological incidents: a literature review


Matteo E. Bonfanti

ETH Zürich, Senior Researcher at the Center for Security Studies (Switzerland)

CBRNE safety&security in the EU and beyond: the legal and policy dimentions


Jonathan Brewer 

Visiting Professor, Centre for Science and Security Studies, King's College London (UK)

The financing of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction USA


Zabta Khan Shinwari (1), S. Hameed (2), S. Tayyab (2), A.T. Khalil (2), M. Ali (2)

(1) Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan / Pakistan Academy of Sciences. (Pakistan)

(2) Department of Biotechnology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, (Pakistan)

Assessment of the dual use research concerns in life sciences; rethinking the future